“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Jesus longs for you to pray to Him. There are times Jesus’ prayers become our own prayers, and our prayers find their way to God, because of Christ. Jesus came to earth out of obedience to His Father. It is through His death, burial and resurrection; that we get to have the high and holy privilege to speak to Him and listen for His voice.
There are many people who only think of prayer as petitioning God for something or someone. That would be correct. However; it is so much more. God created us for fellowship with Himself. “Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you.” He longs to speak to you. It’s more than a one way conversation. We just need to develop the art of listening, truly listening.
Here are a few people who heard the voice of God.
Genesis 3:9 “Then the LORD GOD called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” If you read on through verse twenty; you will discover the whole conversation between the Creator and His created.
Exodus 3: 4b-5 God called to him from the midst of a bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.”
Genesis 22:1b-2 God said, “Abraham!” And he said. “Here I am.” Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
Acts 22:7-8 “And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” So I answered, Who are You, Lord? And He said to me, “I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.”
Did you see that God called their names? He wanted them to know He was speaking to them personally. His voice is so powerful, if He had not said, “Lazarus come forth,” every dead person belonging to God would have immediately resurrected from their grave. He knows you by your name. He will speak to you using your name. Listen!
Adam, Moses, Abraham, and Saul all heard the audible voice of God conversing with them. Today, we hear God through His Word and as He speaks through the power of the Holy Spirit. Listen intently for His still small voice.
Libby this is so beautiful and so true. The sad thing is that so many don’t think they can hear from God. Like you said, He wants t o speak to us. He loves us so much and wants to fellowship with us. I couldn’t imagine not having fellowship with my son Adam. It is the same for God and His children. Thank you for challenging me to talk with Him more. Love you my sweet friend!